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Woman killed in head-on crash near Pinehurst

An 86-year-old woman died in a head-on collision Sunday evening near Pinehurst, Idaho.


Driver arrested after three morning pursuits in North Idaho

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 25-year-old man Sunday morning in Coeur d’Alene after he allegedly fled from officers in his truck in three separate pursuits, attempted to ram …


Driver arrested for vehicular assault after hitting pedestrian

A man was arrested for vehicular assault Friday night after hitting a pedestrian crossing Division near Euclid Avenue.


Fire district tries bond again after ballot printing error

A Stevens County Fire District 1 bond issue is back on the ballot this month after it was discovered missing from the ballots of dozens of residents in November.


Strong quake hits Taiwan, killing 3

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake has struck southern Taiwan, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 3:15 p.m.

Spokane interim police Chief Dobrow announces retirement

Interim Spokane Police Chief Rick Dobrow abruptly announced his retirement on Friday, throwing more uncertainty in the leadership of the department. The change at the top gives the department its …


Investigators search for clues in Spokane Valley woman’s death

Investigators are trying to determine whether the live-in boyfriend of a Spokane Valley woman found dead in North Idaho had anything to do with her death.


Woman killed in bed by falling tree, husband trapped

A 90-foot tree fell on a home in suburban Philadelphia early Friday, killing a woman in her bed and trapping her husband beside her for hours before he could be …


Fire district tries bond again after ballot printing error

A Stevens County Fire District 1 bond issue is back on the ballot this month after it was discovered missing from the ballots of dozens of residents in November.


Feds bust alleged drug trafficking ring with ties to North Idaho

Seven people were arrested Thursday in connection with federal drug distribution and money laundering charges filed in the U.S. District Court of Idaho.


Michigan officials warned of Flint water, Legionnaires’ link

High-ranking officials in Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration were aware of a surge in Legionnaires’ disease potentially linked to Flint’s water long before the governor reported the increase to the …


Police captain back on duty after investigation into furniture move

Spokane Police Capt. Brad Arleth is no longer on paid administrative leave, a police spokeswoman confirmed Thursday evening.


Letter expressed concern about new precinct before Spokane police moved in

A member of the Spokane Police Guild complained about “inadequate and unsafe” working conditions at the police precinct in Spokane’s intermodal center before the downtown precinct moved there at the …


Brothers to be tried as adults in Seattle homeless killings

Two of three teenage brothers accused of last week’s deadly shooting in the homeless encampment in Seattle known as “The Jungle” each have been charged as adults with two counts …


Police justified in shooting suicidal veteran, prosecutor rules

The Spokane County Prosecutor has ruled that police officer Nicholas Spolski was justified in shooting suicidal veteran Craig Burton on May 5.


Post Falls man arrested for ramming ex-girlfriend’s car

A Post Falls man was arrested for aggravated assault Wednesday evening after he allegedly used a Chevy Blazer to deliberately ram a car with his ex-girlfriend and her current boyfriend …


Fresh snow foils thieves

Mother Nature helped nab two thieves early Thursday morning after police followed footprints in fresh snow right to them


Cause of fire in vacant Spokane home unclear

Investigators are working to the find cause of a Wednesday night fire that damaged a vacant home in northeast Spokane.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 4, 2016, 7:49 p.m.

Assistant principal in Coulee Dam arrested, suspected of child exploitation

The assistant principal of an elementary school in Coulee Dam, Washington was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of sexually exploiting a minor.


Rise in homeless students seen in state

The number of homeless students continues to grow statewide.


Last suspect in murder of alleged drug dealer found guilty

The last remaining defendant in the gruesome murder of an alleged Spokane drug dealer in 2013 was found guilty of federal murder and drug charges last week.


Deputy revived unresponsive baby

A two-month old baby may still be alive thanks to the actions of a Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputy.


Driver arrested after running into Idaho trooper’s car

An Athol man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly crashing into an Idaho State Police car and attempting to flee the scene. The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kyle M. Hodgson, …


Montana lab to focus on Zika virus research

A Montana lab has been studying the Zika virus since it began spreading in Brazil last November.


A tragedy-marred January left investigators with seven death cases

There were at least seven people in Spokane County who were killed or died under suspicous circumstances during January.


Fire District 9 needs property tax levy renewed

Next week’s ballot includes a request from Spokane County Fire District 9 for voters to renew their maintenance and operations levy for another two years.


Hit man in South Hill murder-for-hire case details ‘arsenal’

RICHLAND – Timothy Suckow described the “arsenal” of weapons he obtained illegally in Spokane, and Robert Delao detailed his plans to deliver heroin to James Henrikson, whose trial on murder-for-hire …


Shawn Vestal: Committee’s goals for hiring a new police chief sound familiar

Now that we are again on the threshold of trying to find a police chief who will carry community-minded reforms forward, the citizens’ report to the mayor is a reminder …


Americans pack classes to learn how to survive a shooting

Study your surroundings. Find exits. Identify makeshift weapons. Americans are gleaning those tips and others as they pack classes on how to react to and survive a shooting.


Man shot dead at north Spokane home identified

The man shot dead outside a northwest Spokane home Saturday night was Jerry R. King, 39, the Spokane County medical examiner’s office said Tuesday.